Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rick Spielman

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There is no offseason in the NFL. Which means there’s no offseason for Purple FTW! Tom Shefchik (@Shefonomics), co-editor of Sporting Sota, joins us to talk Vikings and what’s new and different at SS. No shortage of Vikings news: Rookie Mini Camp happened over the weekend, Teddy took a high school girl to prom, and Jerry Jones refuses to let his Adrian dream die.

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Anytime you talk about adding weapons around Teddy Bridgewater, my ears perk up. That’s exactly what GM Rick Spielman accomplished by selecting TE MyCole Pruitt with the 143rd overall pick in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL draft.


Height: 6’2”
Weight: 251 pounds
Arm Length: 33 1/2
Hands: 10 1/4


40-Yard Dash: 4.58
Bench Press: 17 reps of 225 pounds
Vertical Jump: 38.0
Broad Jump: 118.0
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.37
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.85

Pruitt was a top performer at the combine running the fastest 40-yard dash among tight ends, the best vertical jump, and ranked fourth in the broad jump. Along with his obvious athleticism, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Pruitt showed soft hands in the positional drills.

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The NFL Draft has concluded and draft picks are already under contract, already in the house, and already starting to practice in their new uniforms.

Before I go through this week’s best links, I want to draw special attention to one you should all be clicking on, if you haven’t already. CLICK HERE to listen to Tom Moore’s exclusive interview on Vike Fans with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. It is a post-draft interview geared towards addressing everything Vikings fans want to know, and it really is a great listen.

Okay, onto the all the other fine content that can be found around the web:

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